03 May 2011

Poll: 'NO Bin Laden Bounce' for Obama

 "Definitely NO election bounce for Barack Obama"


While some libs waxed delirious over the political value of yesterday's big news with "just cancel the (2012) election now", a 10%+ poll bounce, etc., it did bear the unmistakable stench of wishful groupthink...

Political analyst Alastair Newton in London was one of the few contrarians out there, noting that not only did the market rally have no legs, the unpopular, far-Left domestic agenda dragging down Obama's approval rating for months won't be forgotten anytime soon... 


“The immediate reaction in the US notwithstanding, 'normal business' will soon be resumed in US politics.

There will be no change on the fiscal/debt polarization and contrary to some commentators' reaction, definitely no election boost for Obama,” said Newton in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday.

With little or no operational control over al-Qaeda in recent years, Newton believes Osama’s death will have little impact on the terror group’s ability to mount attacks.

“Bin Laden’s role as head of al-Qaeda seems to have been largely symbolic for some years now, he was not responsible for operational planning and decision-making,” he added.


Alas, today's Rasmussen poll shows not even that expected immediate bounce, as the Bolshevik Boy Wonder's Presidential Approval Index (strongly approve minus strongly dissapprove) is still languishing at a sub-mediocre -10%

Contrasted with a number of -12% yesterday, (a change well within the margin for error)... I guess that astroturf flash-mob of 20-somethings they had in front of the White House didn't fool anybody.






9 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I give credit to Obama for one thing only. He got out of the military's way.

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

This is great news, RR.

Reaganite Republican said...

The thing with Rasmussen is it's a three day moving average, so watch it next couple days to see how it plays out I guess

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

When I saw the stock market loose it's 'bounce' I knew this was coming. Real life is what people care about, not some old dead terrorist that is now shark bait.

This will soon be forgotten, the wars will rage on, inflation will increase, more jobs will disappear, the debt will rise, doctors will quit (already a 55-day waiting list to see one in Massachusetts-think Romney) the list gets longer but this is what people feel and will remember, not some dead old terrorist or who got him or for that matter when.

Steve Dennis said...

I saw a poll that showed that 89% of the American people give credit to the military for finding bin Laden while only 35% credit Obama. While he was the one who made the final decision the truth is that anyone in his position would have made the same decision.

Matt said...

I thought there might be a bounce, but when the euphoria wears off, gas prices will be his undoing.

Reaganite Republican said...

Christopher/Steve/Matt- I would say you've got it figured out, but what about this fascinating counterpoint from "Anon" here?

lol

Spectre said...

Anon's libtard filibuster proves that our side is winning :)

Reaganite Republican said...

Looks like Obama's self congratulating speech that ignored Bush and almost forgot the troops didn't go over well AT ALL- all the polls are weak, he must be freaking out, he doesn't have many political cards left

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